Even though several people have died after posing for photos on great heights, I guess some folks still think it’s cool to risk your life for a shot. A woman from Mexico recently fell from 80 feet (24.3 m) while practicing “extreme yoga” on the balcony rail. As you can guess, she was doing it for the sake of a photo. She reportedly survived the fall, but she was seriously injured.
Just watching people perform extreme sports can be rather unnerving. But have you ever thought what it would be like to be the person who’s filming or photographing these extreme athletes? In this amazing video, Bryant Gumbel of HBO presents you with stories from several extreme photographers. Getting close to death is a part of their job, and their stories are fascinating and sometimes chilling.
Most photographers nowadays capture aerial photos and videos with a drone. But Los Angeles-based photographer Jin-Woo Prensena prefers being up there personally. This daredevil photographer dangles from a helicopter, suspended over 7,500 feet from the ground. No matter how scary it may look, it’s totally worth it, since his photos are spectacular.
Everybody wants to have special photography of their wedding. Particularly the first kiss. Some people will spend a fortune finding and hiring just the right photographer. Somebody to create images they know they will love for decades. For Thailand based photographer, Keow Wee Loong, the right photographer was himself.
You might remember Keow for similar shenanigans when he proposed to his now-wife Marta. Since that time, the couple have travelled to eleven countries to recreate their first kiss. England, Italy, Indonesia and Japan contain just some of the locations the couple visited. And while the idea itself is rather special, what makes this even cooler is that Keow shot each of these photographs himself.
Taking the perfect wedding photos isn’t easy. The competition is high, and there are many clichés that can be difficult to beat. But a Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong managed to take wedding photos that probably not many people will try to replicate.
The photographer and the happy couple climbed two mountains to take perfect scenic photos. It was Mount Rinjani, a 3,726m active volcano in Indonesia, and Mount Kinabalu, a 4,095m peak in Malaysia. Cold, wind, rain and 7 days of climbing later, they ended up with this series of wedding shots.
Will Sutton, well known for his wicked parkour skills, is quite possibly the only person capable of making selfie sticks cool.
Using a GoPro and a selfie stick, the London-based professional free runner, created this action-filled point-of-view “selfie” video while showing off what he can do.
Have a seat before watching this; Sutton’s incredible talent could make you dizzy.
When I shared the video of the GoPro falling into the rattlesnake pit yesterday, I mentioned how most of the footage we see these days from action cameras is kinda boring.
18-year-old professional kayaker Rafa Ortiz, who was described by Red Bull as ‘The Mexican kayaker who seeks the gnarliest whitewater’, is definitely not in that group.
With his life philosophy being ‘die exhausted’, Rafa is no stranger to extreme action and he makes sure to take his GoPro with him. Problem is, how do you trigger the camera to capture that one awesome shot?
In this next video Rafa shows us his solution – a bite remote trigger, and how to make one.[Read More…]
Lake Baikal, located in Southern Siberia, is the largest, deepest, oldest and among the clearest lakes in the world.
Judging by Alexey Trofimov’s photos it is also one of the most attractive.
Every winter when the lake freezes, the crystal clear water forms spectacular slabs of turquoise ice, making the UNESCO World Heritage Site all the more special.